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  1. ThePhysicist

    Great Hammerhead Shark tooth

    From the album: Sharks

    This was made into a necklace by a local artist, and was sold along with other shark teeth I recognized from Texas. I strongly suspect this was found on a beach in Galveston, by association and the familiar preservation.
  2. Found these teeth several days ago on Bolivar Peninsula,TX (Holiday Beach subdivision). My understanding is that shark teeth can be difficult to ID down to exact species, but am curious nonetheless (my guess for the bigger one was bull, other two mako or lemon). Thanks in advance for any expertise!
  3. sharko69

    Pleistocene Mammal Tooth

    Found this tooth the other day while combing the beaches of Galveston for shark teeth and fossil crabs. Beaumont formation. Galveston, TX. Thanks in advance for any help.
  4. ThePhysicist

    Galveston tiger shark

    From the album: Galveston Fossils

    Spotted this one at night - best way to beat the heat during the Summer, but makes hunting much more difficult than it already is in Galveston. Tiger sharks appear to be less common than Carcharhinus; this is from the extant species: Galeocerdo cuvier.
  5. ThePhysicist

    Galveston shark tooth

    From the album: Galveston Fossils

    Razor sharp sandbar shark tooth. Lovely dark blue when it was still wet.
  6. ThePhysicist

    Sandbar shark tooth

    From the album: Galveston Fossils

    After drying out, some teeth can change their color, typically getting a bit lighter.
  7. ThePhysicist

    Galveston shark teeth

    From the album: Galveston Fossils

    Found 3 teeth this weekend trip. Galveston shark teeth are very hard to find (for me). These were all found on the main island (not Bolivar). The top two I believe are the sandbar shark (C. plumbeus) and the lower one is a tiger shark (G. cuvier).
  8. ThePhysicist

    Do you see the shark tooth?

    From the album: Galveston Fossils

    Spotted this one at night - best way to beat the heat during the Summer, but makes hunting much more difficult than it already is in Galveston.
  9. ThePhysicist

    Great hammerhead shark tooth

    From the album: Sharks

    Lower anterior from the modern Great Hammerhead: You don't see many teeth from this location - they're hard to find (somehow, I found this one at night! It was on the beach right next to the hotel.).
  10. Ramon

    Fish Skull Cap/Plate?

    Hello, found this last Saturday at a beach in Galveston Island, Texas. Other fossils I’ve found there, are from the late Pleistocene (only around 20,000 years old). They come from the Beaumont Formation. I know this piece of bone is almost certainly from a fish. Does anyone recognize what bone this is, and from what species? It has a very weird shape, and something tells me that this is probably from a skull, possibly something similar to a sea robin skull plate. Measures around 4.75 cm (1.87 inches long)
  11. ThePhysicist

    A Physicist's Collection

    While my prime focus is essentially learning how to accurately describe Nature in the precise language of mathematics, I've always been intrigued by natural history - it's actually what started me on the path to physics. The sort of interrogation that paleontology practices provoked me to think and question even further, down to the fundamental science which makes it all work. Collecting fossils has brought a large amount of enjoyment to my life, and is often a welcome distraction from what can sometimes be straining work. The knowledge that I accumulate along the way is also part of the fun. Here is my collection, which will always be a work-in-progress. There's still many things I haven't photographed yet, but I feel comfortable saying this is the majority. I don't have many big things, but I'm certainly pleased with the many small things I have so far. Links to albums: Dinosaurs Sharks North Sulphur River Post Oak Creek Permian Aguja Formation Harding Sandstone Devonian Galveston Fossils Miscellaneous Highlights / Personal Favorites: The ones underlined are linked to their respective fossil page in the Fossil Forum Collections, which has more information and photos. Infant Tyrannosaurus rex posterior tooth If I could keep only one fossil, it would be this one. It's from my favorite animal that has ever lived, and being from a young'un is just so darn cool. A true crowning jewel in my eyes. Juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex maxillary tooth Again, you can't go wrong with T. rex. It doesn't have the best preservation but regardless, there's a lot more to love. Tylosaurus proriger tooth (self-found) Undoubtedly my favorite find to-date. Finding fossils yourself adds that extra value to its place in your collection. I'll remember the moment I first saw it for a long time. Triceratops prorsus tooth Triceratops is another one of my favorite dinosaurs, I think we all grew up playing with toys of T. rex and Triceratops. Unique circumstances also allow for me to say it's Triceratops and not Torosaurus with some confidence. It's not perfect, but still a significant part of the collection. Avisaurus archibaldi tooth A bird tooth? Doesn't get much cooler or more uncommon. Dimetrodon cf. limbatus tooth I've always been drawn to "icons of life," since those are the ones we remember from childhood. Dimetrodon is definitely an icon, and I'm glad to have found one of these uncommon treasures (in micromatrix - it was a very nice surprise). Cretoxyrhina mantelli tooth One of my favorite shark species, the "ginsu" had sleek-looking teeth, ate mosasaurs and dinosaurs, and was overall a formidable animal worthy of admiration. Cretodus crassidens tooth (self-found) Another one of my favorite sharks. It's not big or complete, but the preservation is so rare for the locality (POC) - the gloss on the enamel is as if it fell out of the shark's mouth yesterday. Saurornitholestes langstoni tooth I'm currently working on growing the dinosaur component of my collection, and this is my first Dromaeosaurid. Dromaeosaur tooth (Hell Creek Fm.) My most recent addition (as of Sept. 4, 2021), and it's my best dinosaur tooth for sure. Unfortunately it will be labeled as only a Dromaeosaurid tooth for now, but it still is just a great tooth from a cool family of dinosaurs. Shark Tooth Riker Display I've got one riker that I've tried to squeeze as many teeth into as possible. I need to get a couple more, probably; there's a lot of teeth that deserve a riker, but are just lying around. I'll try to update this thread semi-regularly as I make acquisitions in the future.
  12. My son and I have have been finding a few sharks teeth in Galveston that have washed onto the beaches. Does anyone know the age or the formation that these teeth are washing up from?
  13. samuelfoltz

    Found in Galveston, TX

    Hello everyone, I found these two pieces in Galveston, Texas and I am looking for someone to help me ID them. I am not well versed in fossils so I came to this site for help. Thanks!
  14. sharko69

    Pleistocene Texas Mammal tooth

    Posting for a friend, this tooth was found on the Texas gulf coast. Not sure what mammal this is from. Any help appreciated.
  15. ThePhysicist

    Hammerhead shark tooth

    From the album: Galveston Fossils

    Close-ups of the large hammerhead tooth found on Galveston Island, TX. It has very fine serrations. Probably zygaena. Scale bar = 1 cm. Found 8/10/19.
  16. Emoley

    Mystery fossil from a newbie

    Does anyone have any idea what this might be? I found it on the beach Galveston Island, Gulf side west. February 2020 on a grey and windy day. I am new here, where ever we have traveled my head has always been down in the hope of finding new treasures. To hold a relic of ancient times in your hand is something very special.
  17. Found this in the same spot I found a little shark vertebrae and a small bit of bone. Pretty sure it is Pliestocene. I thought it was a tooth of some sort, (Ptychodus?) but now I am not sure....it may just be a bit of shell. Any confirmation help will be very appreciated! Thanks!!
  18. Went for a quick two day Galveston get-away. Weather was PERFECT.....75 degrees. Gotta love Texas Winters....and then it dropped to 30 and we had snow flurries the night we got home. Yeesh. So I went to a few spots that were recommended to me to find shark teeth, crabs and other fossils. No luck on the shark teeth, sadly,, nor the crabs, even more sadly.. but I did finally have a little luck at the last site. I was super excited to find a lovely small vertebrae and a bit o bone! Pleistocene era bits, from what I understand of the Galveston bay area. Also found a couple of interesting hash plates- one of coquinas and the impression of larger shells on the backside. That makes me believe these are indeed fossils and not just modern shells. Speaking of....I did find two beautiful little shells that I am not 100 percent sure are modern...perhaps they are pleistocene? I am not at all familiar with this era. And while I did not find any shark teeth, I did find a nice little fossil shop on The Strand and bought some Morrocan shark teeth. So there....i have shark teeth from Galveston. I'm not sure this is fossil or not. But it's pretty cool. Morrocan Shark teeth for $5. Had to buy my stupid shark teeth.
  19. Hello, fellow Fossil Forum members. Last summer I found this bone fragment in Crystal Beach, Bolivar Peninsula, Texas. The fossils from the upper Texas coast are from the very late Pleistocene Beaumont formation. At first, I didn’t think anything of it, other than it just being a bone fragment. But now I’m thinking it might be a very worn down claw core from some animal. But I’m not sure, it could just be a plain old bone fragment. So let me know your thoughts on this specimen. Front view- Specimen measures 30 mm (1.2 inches) long side view back view- showing different coloration on the interior another side view The bottom view- it has a black coloration. The bone fragments from this formation are often multicolored.
  20. ThePhysicist

    Lemon shark tooth

    From the album: Galveston Fossils

    Lemon shark tooth found on Galveston Island, TX. It's about 1.5 cm tall.
  21. ThePhysicist

    Galveston Haul August 2019

    From the album: Galveston Fossils

    Over three days, I found a few beach treasures. I found a couple of ray plates ( the "v" shaped one is from an eagle ray), a pufferfish/parrotfish mouth plate, three shark teeth, and a couple of bones likely from a turtle. Scale bar = 1 cm.
  22. ThePhysicist

    galveston shark tooth ID

    Hey y'all, got back from a trip to Galveston yesterday. I found a few neat things that I'll post in a new album later. I'm not sure about this shark tooth, though. My initial thought was dusky or some carcharhinus. However the nutrient groove reminds me of sphyrna. The tooth in question is the larger brown tooth in the pictures. It has fine, even serrations, and a deep nutrient groove. The last three pictures include a sphyrna tooth for comparison. Thank you!
  23. ThePhysicist

    The Moon gave me a shark tooth!

    From the album: Galveston Fossils

    A shark tooth washed ashore on Galveston Island. Found 8/10/19.
  24. ThePhysicist

    Beach Shark Tooth

    From the album: Galveston Fossils

    Lower bull shark tooth found on Galveston Island. Collected 8/8/19.
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